• Preservation Librarian: Position Overview

    Author(s):
    Fletcher Durant (see profile) , Bonnie Smith
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Academic libraries
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Preservation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wnpv-z031
    Abstract:
    50 years after Frazer Poole was named the first Preservation Librarian at the Library of Congress, Preservation Librarianship is a small but mature field in research libraries. Since Poole began his work, the core responsibilities of the position, namely to ensure enduring access to collections acquired and held by libraries, remain essentially unchanged. The scope, tools, and issues faced by these positions have, however, seen dramatic shifts as the field of librarianship, libraries, and collections have transformed in the intervening years. The core curriculum for the field developed by Paul Banks, first at Columbia University, later the University of Texas, and published in 2001 as Preservation Issues and Planning, for preservation librarian training remains as the structural framing of the field today.
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    2 years ago
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